Memory Jar

6 – 28 May 2018

Cherish your memories with a St Luke’s Memory Jar

Losing a loved one is always a really difficult time – there can be so much you wish you could have said, so much more you wish you could have shared with them.

We understand how important it is to be able to remember your loved ones; powerful and precious, memories are what help us keep in touch. We would encourage you to write and reflect upon yours, and that’s why we have our memory jars. They are a special keepsake for everyone, regardless of whether your loved one was cared for by St Luke’s.

A memory jar is a perfect talking point, to focus your mind on those that you want to remember. Indoors it can be a lovely ornament, outside, at night; its glowing lamp will lighten your thoughts and perhaps your spirits.

When you add to the jar or revisit the messages you have created and added, alone or with friends; your memories of loved ones will fill your thoughts. The whole family can be involved; every generation can play their part in creating a wonderful keepsake.

Join us in remembering

We will be launching the display of everyone’s memory jars in the garden on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 6 May at 3pm with a special non-religious service including heartfelt readings and poems. We would like to invite you to join us at this time for remembrance and reflection.

You will be able to view the touching display until 28 May. St Luke’s staff will be opening the garden between 3 – 7pm Monday to Friday (up to 10pm on Thursday), and 12 – 4pm at weekends and bank holidays, when you can visit and gain access.

Once the display has closed, you can collect your memory jar from the garden on 30 or 31 May and keep filling it for years to come.

For more information, download the Memory Jar pack below.

How you can help

At St Luke’s we provide specialist end of life care for over 3,400 people each year across Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. We have a community nursing team that travels throughout the region, caring for people in their own homes; a hospital team that ensures patients admitted to Derriford Hospital receive expert advice and our specialist unit where patients stay with us for bespoke pain relief.

With only part funding from the government, we rely heavily on the support of our local community to raise the £4 million a year it takes to help the people in desperate need of our services. Choosing to create a Memory Jar with St Luke’s is your chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.

 

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